Generic owl

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Project by TJ65 posted 04-07-2021 10:49 PM 411 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A generic owl, loosely based on the colouring of a barn owl.
Carved from Meranti and painted with Jo Sonjas, coated with satin (would of preferred matt) water based varnish to stop any yellowing of the paint.

Decided to try and do a more carved look with the feathers being noticeably carved. I thought that it would lessen the painting time, which it did.
It wasn’t hard but took a lot of thinking that I didn’t have at the time.
This project took far longer than anticipated as I had a major flare up and was out of action for a number if weeks. Thankfully it’s off to its new home being well received.

Generic owl

As always more photos and videos on my pages

Theresa’s Treasures at Derrymore-


-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 04-07-2021 11:06 PM

Let me be the first to say wow ! if I did not see your hand I would have beleive it was a barn owl, Bravo.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 04-07-2021 11:31 PM

Great job!

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#3 posted 04-07-2021 11:41 PM

How cute, it needs a small mouse in it’s claws. lol

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 04-08-2021 12:12 AM

Superb Theresa, so life like!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 04-08-2021 02:07 AM

Beautiful work, and a amazing journey you are on.

-- John

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#7 posted 04-08-2021 02:20 AM

I like him he looks really great.

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#8 posted 04-08-2021 05:16 AM

very very nice !
When I saw its small stature in perspective with the hand holding pictures, it became adorable.

-- derek / oregon

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#9 posted 04-08-2021 05:52 AM

It’s alive!... Great one!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 04-08-2021 06:08 AM

Beautiful, excellent, and awesome. Did I miss any adjectives? Congrats on Top3.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 04-08-2021 09:44 AM

Thank you so much guys for all those lovely comments.
Good idea on the mouse !

-- Theresa,

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#12 posted 04-08-2021 02:48 PM

Great job Theresa! I’ve always loved your carvings.

-- Cal Noguchi

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#13 posted 04-08-2021 03:41 PM

I looked at your sites. You are very prolific in your work. That’s some energy!

Another cool carving to add. I see why you call this owl, generic, for your other barn owls are right on.

I love the Pelican and your hearts.

Oh yea, love your paintings too, a real all around artist, very cool…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 04-08-2021 06:06 PM

WOW….............that is a real cool carving…nice work on it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 04-09-2021 08:22 PM

Man , that is great work !

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